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Senior Spotlight - April 1

Each school day, we are going to recognize a different senior to highlight on our social media pages because each and every one of our students deserve their moment in the spotlight.  Our first WCHS Senior Spotlight is: . . . read more

Botany Class Visited the Quad Cities Botanical Garden

By Fleming, Robert

  On Friday, February 28th the Botany class visited the Quad Cities Botanical Garden in Rock Island, IL.  While there, the students attended 3 lectures.  The first was on Carnivorous Plants, the second on The Rainforests . . . read more

Science Olympiad Scores!

By Seibert, Cindy | March 2, 2020

The hard work and perseverance of the West Central Science Olympiad teams paid off on February 22nd at the Regional Competition at WIU. The middle school team medaled in 2 of 4 events— Experimental Design and Ping Pong Parachute. The . . . read more

Holiday Visitors

  On December 12,  the WCHS Spanish 1 Class shared their Christmas Spirit with  Mrs. Steck's First Grade Class.   Mrs. Steck's First Grader were happy to have the High School visitors. read more

West Central Advanced Chemistry Students Visit WIU

By Seibert, Cindy

  The Advanced Chemistry students visited Western Illinois University on November 13th. Please click on the link to read three students' accounts of this visit and to view additional photos. Advanced Chemistry Field . . . read more

WCHS Red Cross Blood Drive

By Singleton, Chris

  WCHS Student Council hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, November 8, 2019.  A total of 31 pints was donated which will potentially help up to 93 people!   Because we surpassed the goal that was set for . . . read more

Thank You For Your Service

On Friday, November 8, 2019, Mr. Dave Elledge led West Central High School in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Elledge served in the US Army from 1969 to 1970, 173 Airborne, Vietnam. Following the pledge, some students were given the . . . read more

Cultural Activity in Spanish 1

Maria Martin

Spanish 1 class learned about the ancestral celebration of Dia de Los Muertos. This is an annual – cultural tradition originally from Mexico. On November 1st. students decorated a shoebox with things to resemble the real . . . read more

WCHS 1st Quarter PRIDE Awards

During the afternoon of October 31, WCHS recognized the 1st Quarter Pride Award Winners.   The 1st Quarter Pride Awards are given to students who were referral free, had no unexcused absences, no Ds or Fs, and were tardy 3 or fewer times . . . read more

Homecoming 2019 - B.C. or Camo Day!

 A Trip in a Time Machine! We are traveling back in time this Monday with Everything B.C. or Camo Day! read more

WCHS Homecoming 2019

“A Trip in a Time Machine”

By Singleton, Chris

West Central High School will be celebrating their homecoming festivities the week of September 23-28, 2019.  The theme for this year is “A Trip in a Time Machine.” Dress-up days and activities will focus on time travel . . . read more

WCHS Class of 2019 Graduation

    May 19, 2019 2:00 PM WCHS Gym     read more

WCHS Honors and Awards 2019

WCHS was the place to be on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 as various honors were handed out to the Class of 2019.  The following is a list of some of the honors that were presented.      Valley of Moline Ancient . . . read more

WCHS Students Help To Fill Sandbags

WCHS Students spent some time helping to fill sandbags on Friday afternoon, April 5, 2019. Supplies were brought to the school and stations setup. read more

Career Day 2019

WCHS was very busy on Wednesday morning, April 3, 2019 with over 40 speakers visiting from the area to talk to students about their careers.  All WCHS students and also the 8th graders from WCMS were able to listen to four different . . . read more

NHS Induction Ceremony 2019

By Alexander, Jane

NHS induction was held on Monday at 7pm in the high school gym with eight new members being presented.  The music was provided by Mrs. Lorraine Foelske on piano, with music played being inspired by this year's WCHS musical . . . read more

LTC Art Show

March 18, 2019

On Monday, March 18, 2019 West Central High School hosted the Lincoln Trail Conference Art Show. The show was held at the Huff Athletic Center at Monmouth College. Nine schools from the district were in attendance with over 200 art pieces on . . . read more


By Seibert, Cindy

Warning: A Deadly Gas Could Be Entering YOUR Home! Emily Johnson and Corinne Booton entered the Illinois High School Radon Video Contest this year with a video in memory of Emily’s grandma, a victim of radon . . . read more

West Central High School Spring Blood Drive

It’s A positive way to B at WC

The West Central High School Student Council will be hosting their second blood drive of the year this Friday, March 1, 2019.  The Student Council will have the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center here for the spring . . . read more

Reading Buddies

Tiffany Ouellette

This year, sophomore students in ENG II have volunteered to read with elementary students. One day a week (either Fridays or Mondays) the sophomores show up to their assigned classrooms and either read to or listen to elementary students, . . . read more

Happy Holidays!

West Central High School Student Council wishes everyone a Happy Holiday Season! read more

WCHS Illinois State Scholars

By Nelson, Mallory

The State Scholar Program recognizes students attending approved high schools for outstanding academic achievement. State scholar designation provides honorary recognition with no monetary award. Approximately the top ten percent of . . . read more

2018 Red Cross Blood Drive

Riley Peterson | November 13, 2018

The High School Student Council sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, November 9, 2018. We had 36 students and community members come through to donate. The Red Cross collected 28 units of blood which can be used to help save . . . read more

Leading WCHS in the Pledge of Allegiance

On the morning of Monday, November 12, 2018, Mr. Bob Cravens of Gladstone led WCHS in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Cravens served in the Air Force from 1967 -1971.  During that time he served in Vietnam from . . . read more

Hot973 Tailgate Tour at West Central

Friday, 9/14/18

September 11, 2018

Hot973 is making a stop at West Central on Friday, 9/14/2018. Hot973 will be broadcasting live at the football game from 5-7 pm. While they are at the football game, they will have games, prizes and . . . read more

Homecoming Royalty 2018

By Singleton, Chris | September 7, 2018

  The homecoming court who will reign over the 2018 “Decades of Disney” festivities include senior king candidates Bradon Annegers, Jensen Bowman, Luke Ditsworth and Jacob Keever.  Queen candidates are Corinne . . . read more

National Guard Visits WC PE Classes

By Hes-Haughey, Joseph

The National Guard came on August 27 to the WCHS Physical Education classes to talk with the students about mental toughness and facing adversity. They then put the students through a grueling calisthenic super set! In . . . read more

2018-2019 Back to School Pride Assembly

August 21, 2018

Students at WCHS were welcomed back to school with their first Pride Assembly for the 2018-2019 School Year.  Fourth quarter recipients from the 2017-2018 school year were recognized.    Congratulations to all and . . . read more

Senior Walk 2018

May 17, 2018

Senior Walk 2018. We are so proud of our WCHS graduates! read more

CNH Industrial Tour

Destinee Cornic | May 16, 2018

On May 8th the high school STEM class toured CNH Industrial in Burlington. Equipment manufactured at this plant include backhoes and combine headers. After we signed in and showed our picture ID’s, we got bright orange vests, safety . . . read more

West Central High School Commencement 2018

    May 13, 2018 2:00 PM West Central High School Gymnasium read more

WYSE State

On Wednesday, April 18th, Junior Laine Gholson competed at the state level for the WYSE competition in Computer Science. In this competition, he went against students from all over the state; including several from the private sector up in . . . read more

Promenade 2018

April 30, 2018

Some photos shared by Mrs. Alexander.   read more


By Fleming, Robert | April 25, 2018

Students in Biology and Zoology have recently been studying Phylum Arthropoda.  The most numerous of these animals, and all animals, are insects.  Students were challenged to create and brand new insect that humans have never . . . read more

Youth to Washington 2018

April 24, 2018

John Steck, WCHS junior, will be able to join about 50 other Illinois high school students in Washington during the week of June 11, 2018.   During the time in D.C., students will learn about American and rural electric . . . read more

Youth To Springfield Program 2018

By Singleton, Chris | April 21, 2018

April 18, 2018, was Youth to Springfield Day in the state capital.  For 59 years, Illinois’ rural electric and telephone cooperatives have sponsored high school sophomores and juniors on an annual trip to Springfield in order to . . . read more

How to Use Calculus to Model Real Life

Samantha Kimmey | April 12, 2018

Each yeah Professor Mike Sostarecz from Monmouth College comes out to give a lecture to the calculus students on how to use Calculus to model real life. He spoke on modeling linear, and quadratic equations. He showed them how he uses a high . . . read more

Dogfish Dissection in Zoology Class.

March 29, 2018

Dogfish dissection. read more

2018 National Honor Society Induction

By Alexander, Jane | March 26, 2018

West Central High School National Honor Society Induction was held on Monday night, March 19th at 7:00pm. Three present members, Kenna Armstrong, Nicholas Brokaw, and Victoria Olson, were in attendance to welcome eight new inductees to the . . . read more

Another W for WYSE

March 15, 2018

Laine took 1st! He's going on to state! Laine captured the first place prize in Computer Science at the recent WYSE competition held at Knox College. The next competition will take place on April 18 at the University of . . . read more


March 14, 2018

West Central students and staff took time to write positive, uplifting notes to each student and staff member in each of their classes. Each student will receive an envelope with all of their positive notes to read at the end of the day. read more

WCHS DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient

February 14, 2018

The Chief Shaubena Chapter, Roseville, IL,  National Society Daughters of the American Revolution,  would like to recognize Todd Lant of West Central High School, as their 2017-2018 Good Citizen Award recipient.   Todd . . . read more

WCHS Coop Student Activities

By Alexander, Jane | February 6, 2018

Cooperative Education students at WCHS are keeping themselves very busy.  Cooperative education student Logan is currently working at the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office in Oquawka.  Logan’s career goal is to . . . read more

Cooperative Education at WCHS

By Alexander, Jane | February 1, 2018

  Cooperative Education at West Central High School is in full swing.  Twelve senior students are currently enrolled in the program.  Each of these students attends school for the first half of the day, then reports to a . . . read more

Second Quarter 2017-18 Pride Winners

January 30, 2018

Second Quarter Pride Winners!! Congratulations!!! read more

WCHS Students of the Month

November, 2017 English Department - Mikayla Lange Career Technical Education Department - Heidi Ford Social Studies Department - Molly Parsons Math Department - Alec Vancil Physical Education Department - Collin Vancil Science . . . read more

Physics Students Go Ballistic

By Seibert, Cindy | December 5, 2017

  On November 15th, the high school physics students visited the physics department at Western Illinois University. Students conducted two experiments with the assistance of professors and graduate students. The experiments were . . . read more

WCHS Student Council Blood Drive

By Singleton, Chris | November 6, 2017

On Friday, November 3, 2017, the WCHS Student Council hosted a blood drive for students and walk-in community members.  It was a great day and we were able to collect 20 units!  Thanks to all who worked to the make the blood . . . read more

WCHS Pride Winners

By Rees, Ben | November 1, 2017

First Quarter Pride Winners for 2017. Congratulations everyone! read more

WCHS Student of the Month Awards

By Rees, Ben | November 1, 2017

Students of the month for September and October 2017! September      CTE - Brock Bigger      English - Jayde Henry      Math - Caitlyn Martinez     . . . read more

Sign Up, Save Lives!

Red Cross Blood Drive November 3!

By Singleton, Chris

In the wake of several recent catastrophes (Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the Las Vegas shooting), the need for blood has never been more apparent. The Red Cross provides much needed help to these areas. To do our part, the West Central High . . . read more


By Alexander, Jane | September 29, 2017

Pumpkin harvesting time at the WCHS Greenhouse. read more

Friday Homecoming Activities

September 18, 2017

Skit Winners: Freshmen Juniors Sophomores Hallway Decorating: Seniors Freshmen Juniors Sophomores read more

Thursday Winners Homecoming Week

Vegas Day

By Singleton, Chris | September 18, 2017

Vegas Day dress winners: Ariel Zang Sydney Finkel Kailee Yates Lilah Fosmore Sloan Fisher read more

Wednesday Winners Homecoming Week

Circus and Cross Dress Day

By Singleton, Chris | September 18, 2017

Circus: Danielle Rhinehart Lilah Fosmore Sarah Shrum   Cross dress: Colyn Crane Jason Strack Blake Stuber read more

Tuesday Twin Day/Salad Day

Homecoming 2017

By Singleton, Chris | September 12, 2017

Today's winners are: Twins Cow Group: Shepherd Coventon Grace Meyer Tori Olson Brianna Hill Batman:  Grant Sibley & MacKenzie Johnson Kiersten Sipes and Kristen Sumpter   Salad Day: . . . read more

Monday's Beach/Tourist Day

Homecoming Week 2017

By Singleton, Chris | September 11, 2017

The following were winners of Monday's Beach/Tourist Day and Hallway Competition...... Hallways: 1.  Seniors (Vegas Strip) 2.  Freshmen (Wedding Chapel) 3.  Juniors (Hotel/Casino) 4.  . . . read more

WCHS Homecoming Court 2017

By Singleton, Chris | September 9, 2017

  West Central high school students have voted on their 2017 homecoming court with the following students representing their respective classes:  Freshmen attendants: Halee Porter and Jordon Roller; Sophomore attendants: . . . read more

New HS Math Teacher - Michael Holloran

August 9, 2017

Hello, my name is Michael Holloran, West Central High School's newest math teacher. I am from Crystal Lake, IL and currently live in Burlington, IA. I have wanted to be a teacher since the 4th grade, and in high school, math quickly . . . read more

WCHS Senior Awards Night 2017

The 2017 West Central High School Scholarship and Academic Awards Night was held the evening of May 9, 2017.  It was a great night to recognize the Seniors and all their achievements.  Several scholarships were awarded . . . read more

Special Guests at Softball Tournament

May 18, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the West Central Softball team traveled to Alexis, IL for a tournament.  They had two special fans in attendance for the games, Lauren Mayberry and Justin Long.  The late Dr. Paul Good and his wife Cathy . . . read more

On to State!!

By Ackermann, Charlotte | May 15, 2017

Harrison got a gold medal at the Special Olympics, running the 1500M in 6 minutes 8 seconds. He will advance to the state Special Olympics in June. Way to go Harrison! read more

WCHS Graduation 2017

West Central High School Commencement May 14, 2017 2:00 P.M. WCHS Gymnasium Biggsville, IL read more

NHS Road Cleanup 2017

By Alexander, Jane | April 28, 2017

NHS is in the 20th year with the Adopt a Highway program in Illinois. Today NHS members Laura Newton, Zach Vancil, Megan Krieger, Grace Brent, Maddy Benge, Nick Brokaw, Tori Olson, Kami Endress,  and Braeden Reed worked to clean up the . . . read more

WCHS Students Win at Lincoln Trail Conference Art Festival

April 20, 2017

WCHS was represented by several students at the Lincoln Trail Conference Art Festival on April 18 at Monmouth College. Out of 10 pieces of  artwork submitted, 4 received ribbons: Angel Derengowski, 2nd place in oil pastels; Ashley . . . read more

Activity in the Greenhouse 2017

April 17, 2017

Mrs. Alexander's classes have been busy out at the WCHS Greenhouse.       read more

WCHS Career Day 2017

April 6, 2017

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, West Central High School sponsored a Career Day for the 8th-12th graders at West Central School District.  The event was held beginning at 12:30 in the afternoon.  Each student had the opportunity to . . . read more

Radon - The Silent Killer

Cindy Seibert | April 4, 2017

Radon gas seeps into homes and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The risk of radon gas is highest in our area. The American Lung Association in Illinois has sponsored a video contest to educate the public about . . . read more

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2017

West Central High School held their National Honor Society’s induction ceremony for three new members on March 20, 2017. Zachary Vancil, Vice-president of the National Honor Society, welcomed students, relatives, and . . . read more

WCHS Students in 49th Annual Town & Country Art Show

March 10, 2017

Eight WCHS students recently submitted their artwork for competition in the 49th Annual Town & Country Art Show at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, IL. Those students are Nick Barber, Abby Clem, Angel Derengowski, . . . read more

West Central High School Announces Illinois State Scholars

December 6, 2016

Illinois Student Assistance Commission congratulates six West Central students on their academic achievement   West Central Principal Ben Rees is pleased to announce that 6 students from the graduating class of 2017 have been . . . read more

FCA Students Make Global Impact

Justin Allaman | November 14, 2016

                                                         The Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . read more

WCHS Students of the Month

Scott Schneider | January 15, 2016

West Central High School began the 2016 year by instituting a new and exciting Student of the Month program. Each month the seven departments at WCHS (Career Technical Education, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, . . . read more

Graduation 2016

January 7, 2016

The WCHS Graduation date has been set for: May 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. Graduation will be held in the WCHS gymnasium. read more

West Central High School Announces Illinois State Scholars

By Hultgren, Lanie | December 10, 2015

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Applauds the Success of Five High School Students West Central High School Principal Scott Schneider is pleased to announce that five West Central High School students from the graduating class of . . . read more

WCHS Green House Gets a New Cover

By Alexander, Jane | June 15, 2015

After two full days, and lots of work by a bunch of volunteers, the new cover is in place on the West Central greenhouse.    The workers represented community members, former students, current students, CGB employees, along with . . . read more

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